Dr. Gagner returned to Maine after receiving her doctorate from North Carolina State University in 2002. Her local ties include family on her mother’s side and attendance at the University of Southern Maine in Portland and Saint Joseph’s College in Standish.
Cate can frequently be found hiking and fishing in the White Mountains with her two dogs: Rosa, a Lagotto Romagnolo, and Henry, a Standard Poodle. She is currently attempting to obtain an AKC Rally Obedience Advanced title with Rosa and enjoys attending obedience classes with Henry. She is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Trout Unlimited, and the Audubon Society.